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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

THE WORLD'S LARGEST VIRTUAL PAN-AFRICAN DEBT EVENT

18 Nov 2020

Africa

ESG & Capital Markets Africa 2020 - Virtual Conference

This is the only virtual gathering focused on ESG and sustainable finance solutions for the African market, and your best opportunity to grow your business in this space without travelling. The event will bring together over 380 government officials, regulators, investors, bankers and corporates and feature over 40 expert speakers.

6 Oct 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Debt relief: What is the impact on private creditors? What are the implications for EM debt as an asset class?

Samir Gadio (Standard Chartered), Lucie Villa (Moody’s Investors Service), Trang Nguyen (SMBC Nikko Capital Markets) and Thomas Christiansen (Union Bancaire Privee) consider the implications of debt relief for private investors, and on the EM debt asset class as a whole

17 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - What role can capital markets play in ensuring the equitable distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine across Africa?

Christopher Egerton-Warburton (Lion’s Head Global Partners) and Cyrus Ardalan (Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance) discuss development of a vaccine and equitable distribution with the help of capital markets

17 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - DFIs, IFIS and ECAs in Africa: A change of strategy or business as usual?

Deepak Dave (African Trade Insurance Agency), Banji Fehintola (Africa Finance Corporation), Vivian Ramathuba (New Development Bank), Ayman Sejiny (ICD) and Abraham Byanyima (Trade & Development Bank) discuss debt relief, social bonds, and the role of DFIs, IFIs and ECAs post-pandemic

17 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - How are African governments securing financing for their COVID-19 response?

Greg Smith (M&G Investments), Siyabonga Shange (Republic of South Africa), Patience Oniha (Republic of Nigeria), and Kobby Bentsi-Enchill, (Stanbic IBTC) discuss funding prospects for African sovereigns and access to international markets

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - Understanding price discovery in African credit

Simon Howie (Ninety One), Joe Delvaux (Emerging Market Investment Management), David Rajak (Bayport International), Brock Hoback (ALCB Fund), and Matthew Duggan (Absa) analyse how to price African credit when there are no benchmarks

8 Jul 2020

#BondsLoans24 - How has COVID19 altered the trajectory of Africa from now until 2030?

Guy Lundy of Spencer Stuart speaks at #BondsLoans24 about how COVID19 has impacted the trajectory of the African continent socially, politically and economically

2 Jul 2020

COVID-19 Sets Per-Capita Income in Sub-Saharan Africa Back by Nearly a Decade – IMF

Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to contract by twice the amount previous forecast in April, according to the latest IMF estimates, with per-capita income across the continent falling to levels not seen in nearly a decade.

2 Jul 2020

South Africa’s Eskom Explores Local Sukuk Issuance to Plug Yawning Financial Gap

South African state-owned utility Eskom may look to issue sukuk in a bid to raise funding in the local market, according to a tender document.

30 Jun 2020

South Africa’s Emergency Budget Faces Credibility Challenge, Analysts Say

South Africa’s emergency budget tabled by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni this week spelled out a number of “difficult decisions” for the country but made few, raising yet more credibility concerns around one of the region’s largest economies.

25 Jun 2020

The 'Battle' For South Africa

The looming contest over South Africa’s political direction will kick off with a dispute over IMF financial support to plug a massive gap in government revenues. Opponents of IMF conditionalities favour tapping into state pension funds or stepping up central bank bond buying to make up the shortfall. With ‘battle’ lines drawn across the ruling alliance’s ideological divisions, the outcome of the…

17 Jun 2020

Rwanda Secures Additional USD111mn from IMF to Tackle COVID-19 as Pandemic Costs Mount

The IMF has agreed to provide Rwanda with an additional USD111.06mn in financial support to help the East African nation tackle the mounting costs of the coronavirus pandemic.

12 Jun 2020

Intellidex: South Africa Should Issue a Social Bond to Finance Pandemic Support

South Africa should explore the possibility of issuing a social bond to help finance programmes aimed at countering the impact of COVID-19, according to a recent paper published by a group of economists.

28 May 2020

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